- Oct 21, 2015
The Cafe prices have not increased much. The cafe burger has gone up $1 in the past 5 or so years.I could get a steak dinner at the Texas Roadhouse with two sides, etc. for my whole family for $50 a few years ago. Now, even when we go out for dinner, even at cheap places, we are always seeming to spend $100. Remember, we had almost 10% inflation last year, and even in the years before when inflation was less, 3% a year compunded yearly starts adding up.
Again.. if this is because of staffing issues, which it might be, then it makes sense and I get it. But it's still a major downgrade for coach passengers to not have what I consider to be an affordable dining car meal.
($23 + $3.50 + $2.25 = $28.75 for salmon, side salad, and drink. That's way closer to my definition of affordable.).